Final Push by Candidates Ahead of Election

October 27, 2013

With just days left before Virginians decide who they want to lead their cities, counties and state, candidates are hitting the campaign trail hard. Virginia's race for governor has been considered the one to watch in 2013, and there's no slowing down as the finish line nears.

Just hours before republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli's weekly web address, his opponent, democrat Terry McAuliffe, got a hand from a big name in Dale City -- former president Bill Clinton.

"Terry McAuliffe is my friend. If he were 50 points behind, I would be here," Clinton said on Sunday. "Cooperation beats conflict every single time, and you can get it with Terry McAuliffe."

The event was the first of a four-day, multi-city swoop through the state. The duo will make their way to Charlottesville on Wednesday for a 10:45 a.m. "Putting Jobs First" event at the Paramount Theater.

Albemarle County republicans are hoping a recognizable name of their own will bring in votes. On Monday, Rep. Robert Hurt is set to attend a rally and sign wave at 11:45 a.m. at the county GOP headquarters at Albemarle Square to kick off the final full week of the 2013 campaign.

Local republicans say they will spend the remaining days going door-to-door asking for votes.

Voters can also expect to hear more on Monday from some candidates hoping to fill city seats -- Charlottesville city council candidates incumbent Kristin Szakos and fellow democrat Bob Fenwick.

The two will be releasing a five-point agenda on investing in the community outside the Jefferson School City Center at 10:30 Monday morning.

Election day is November 5.

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